How long will it take to receive my settlement money after I settle my car accident case?

Last updated: 05-06-2021

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How long will it take to receive my settlement money after I settle my car accident case?

You may feel relieved. Your car crash claim has settled and you can anticipate how much money you will receive to compensate you for your accident injuries. However, the money is not yet in your bank account, and you won’t be able to issue that final sigh of relief until the money is officially yours.

The settlement check won’t be issued the same day you agree to a settlement. After you reach an agreement, the following steps must occur before you receive your money:

These steps may take several weeks or more to complete. The insurance company may not feel the same sense of urgency that you do to issue the check and resolve the matter.

We understand that you need your car accident settlement as quickly as possible. Financially, you may need the compensation to pay your bills while you are out of work. Emotionally, you may need closure so that you can put the car accident behind you and move on with your life.

While the wait for a settlement check may seem long, the wait is not the most time-consuming part of your claim, and there are things that you can begin doing the day of your accident to get your settlement as quickly as possible. Specifically, you can speed up the settlement process by contacting an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you begin investigating your case, negotiating a settlement, and preparing for trial, the sooner the entire matter may be resolved and put behind you.

Some cases take longer to settle than others. For example, your case may take longer to settle if:

Our experienced Midwest car accident lawyers have represented more than 70,000 injured clients over the last 50+ years. We anticipate settlement complications, investigate all of our cases thoroughly, and negotiate fair settlements for many clients. When the insurance company is unwilling to settle fairly, then we don’t hesitate to go to trial.

You deserve a quick recovery, but you also deserve a fair recovery. We won’t sacrifice your fair settlement for a fast one. Instead, we will work hard to get you a fast settlement for all of your past and future medical costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, pain, and suffering.

Please contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation in any of our Wisconsin, Illinois, or Iowa offices, in your home or hospital room, or by phone or video conference.


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